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No more support for Power PC
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Billy
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Sep 21, 2011, 12:16 AM
 
This message just came out with information on the new version of Boinc Manager now being tested.

"Note that as of 6.13, we are no longer supporting PowerPC macs."
     
arkayn
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Sep 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
 
That just means that the newer BOINC managers will not be universal binaries. All version up to the 6.12.x series will still work just fine on PPC Macs.

They are still planning on releasing a v7 build for SETI on PPC.
     
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Sep 24, 2011, 01:26 AM
 
At least the projects that support PPC haven't dropped us yet…

What I don't understand is why there are so many projects that support x86 linux but not Intel Mac. Intel OS X has a much bigger market share than x86 linux but not as much BOINC support.

Maybe linux users participate in BOINC at a higher rate than OS X users?
     
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Sep 24, 2011, 02:50 AM
 
im sure the x86 Linux community is larger the the PPC community.
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Sep 24, 2011, 02:11 PM
 
I agree, I'm sure it is too. But I was lamenting the plethora of x86 linux projects that don't support Intel Mac.
     
   
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